Ask any bachelor, today, what maggi means to him, and you will probably end up listening to a long, winded story, a love affair, that started in boyhood, was lost in teenage and then suddenly rekindled during the hostel years of college, and subsequently, bachelor life, if that lasts long enough.
Everyone knows Maggi, no one doesn’t. Today, you can go to a store, in the most remote part of the country, and pick up, for a mere Rs 10, a nice packet of those little noodles.
Those very noodles, have, sometimes, sustained people, becoming a major part of their diet. There have been various scenarios, some downright funny, some downright bizarre and dangerous. Hostel students, have cooked maggi, by placing the container, with water, over a clothes iron.
Very dangerous, but the results would have been very gratifying, given that hostelites, take their maggi very seriously. Today, you can walk into any airport, and order a cup full of maggi, it’s a different thing that you will probably paying three times the price for the cup.
Maggi, has been around, and will continuously be around, simply because, we are very lazy. We refuse, to get off our backs, and cook a meaningful meal. There comes Maggi, the savior.
Maggi, can be made, a little more interesting, than just being itself. There are a few ingredients, which when added, make a good combination.
Egg is obviously on top, because the notorious egg maggi, is quite a protein+carb combination. Usually, the egg will be scrambled separately, and then mixed in with the noodles, so it looks and tastes good.
Another addition is obviously sauce. Now, forget the conventional tomato ketchup, this is about using some unusual sauces. Try Tabasco, barbecue and Jack Daniels sauce.
Cutting up little sausages, and adding them to the maggi mix, makes the noodles delightful. Small chicken sausages, or even little slices of salami, can add a whole new dimension to the food.
Try adding a little hot sauce, to spice things up a bit, with the noodles. Remember, however, not to add too much, this can ruin the taste, and give you a nasty stomach ache.
For the most adventurous of the lot, you can try something called baked cheese and corn maggi. This is gooey, creamy, and delicious.
All you need, is a couple of packets of maggi, 3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of butter, salt, 1 and ½ cups of water, and ½ cup semi boiled corn.
This is one of the best ways to enjoy the maggi that has given us endless moments of delight.